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June 26, 2005

Remember the Sabbath and Keep it Holy

Ever wonder what your choir director or paster or youth director is doing on the other six days of the week? On Sunday's their preachin' gay bashing, anti-choice and the evils of birth control, but the rest of the time.....

On Monday, a Lawrence, Kansas jury convicted Martin K. Miller, 46, a
youth group leader and board member at Victory Bible Church, of
first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Kansas University
librarian Mary E. Miller.Says the Lawrence Journal World:

The case included testimony about Martin Miller’s four-year extramarital
affair, pornography addiction, and desire to pursue more sexual
relationships — all of which stood in contrast to his leadership roles at
his church and his children’s Christian school... Prosecutor Jones said in
his closing argument that divorce wasn’t an option because Miller stood to
lose his roles as a youth-group leader at church and a board member for
Veritas Christian School. “Murder?... Of course he knew it was a sin,”
Jones said. “But that was supposed to be a private sin. No one was
supposed to know about that one.”


In Philadelphia, Otis Joseph, choir director at West Oak Lane Church
of God, was found guilty of raping two girls. One girl was raped from the
time she was 11-years-old until she reported the attacks at age 15. The
other was raped at age 14. Joseph has yet to face unrelated charges that
he molested three sisters and had a relationship with a 15-year-old girl.


On Friday, Charles Dwight Smith Jr., the minister youth group leader at
North Penn Church of Christ in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, was charged with
"deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact
with a minor, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors
and indecent assault" for multiple encounters with two 15-year-old girls
at his church, his home, and a church school.

Now, I'm not sure what 'deviate sexual intercourse' is, but I can't help but wonder if Jesus would approve or not.

Read the whole Weekly Church-Related Crime Update, at Bobo's World , there's more.